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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A repetition of the same or similar endings in a sequence of words.
From homeo- (similar) from Greek homoio + -teleutos, from teleute (end). Earliest documented use: 1592.
The word also refers to a form of scribal error where a copyist’s eye skips to a word with the same ending one or more lines below where they were.
“Fittingly, the poem rhymes abab, although the ‘b’ rhyme in the first stanza is more homeoteleuton than true rhyme.”
Al Benthall; Worlds of Eye and Ear in the Poems of William Harmon; The Mississippi Quarterly; Jan 2004.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear. -Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher (15 Oct 1844-1900)